Stuart Scott, the legendary ESPN sports anchor, passed away at the age of 49 on January 4. Since that time, there have been multiple articles posted online that are highlighting his career, but the “Stuart Scott Moving ESPYS Speech” video has gone viral. Top sources such as Google’s YouTube trends page show that views for the “Stuart Scott Moving ESPYS Speech” reached over 200,000-plus views on January 4.
ESPN posted the “Stuart Scott Moving ESPYS Speech” video to YouTube in July when he accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. According to a Washington Post article published soon after Stuart Scott’s death, “Stuart Scott, the anchor who energized ESPN’s sportscasts with a fresh hip-hop vibe filled with pop culture references and catchphrases, died of the cancer he had fought three times over the past seven years.”
After the “Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYS Speech” was made, Floyd Mayweather was interviewed in July about his reaction.
“I was sitting at home with my youngest daughter right next to me, and it was real touching, his story. You know, how he just hugged his daughter and his story of everything he’d been through… it was crazy. And I was thinking how this could be any one of us and so we have to be thankful. We have to be thankful for every day we have to live life and be appreciative.”
Within hours after he died, websites like Reddit began to have thousands of views and hundreds of comments pertaining to the “Stuart Scott Moving ESPYS Speech” video. Top upvoted commenters on Reddit, like YourPapy, express their grief about losing Stuart Scott.
“It’s not like you see this and go ‘man, I’m gonna miss seeing him on Sports Center’ but you’re going to think the world has gotten a little darker. He was a good man. Rest in peace.”
Beneath the original “Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYS Speech” video, the top commenter, Chris Esty, wrote his own thoughts.
“I don’t know much about Stuart Scott, but this speech was filled with meaning. The message that sticks more than anything is: ‘Don’t give up.’ Unfortunately, Stuart has passed away. My condolences to his family and friends.”
YouTube user iMac7065 got 130-plus likes for giving their condolences after watching “Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYS Speech.”
“I’m a grown man.. and I can admit I’m crying watching this today… RIP Stuart Scott.. there will never be another like you… cool as the other side of the pillow.”
Business Insider finalized their article about “Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYS Speech” video by remembering how his family helped him battle with cancer. The famous Stuart Scott quote that is now trending on social media sources like Twitter.
“This whole fight, this journey thing is not a solo venture. This is something that requires support.”
“This whole fight, this journey, is not a solo venture. This is something that requires support.” – @StuartScott a true hero RIP
— Phil Gordon (@PhilNoLimits) January 4, 2015
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